gnome Security Issues

Support for security such as Firewalls and securing linux
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rockinrick
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gnome Security Issues

Post by rockinrick » 2006/05/12 17:50:59

I'm using CentOS 4.2 i386 on a web server and would like to use the gnome GUI. I've been told this is a security risk. Can anyone shed some light on exactly what the risks are and how they can be mitigated? Thanks very much!

foxb
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Re: gnome Security Issues

Post by foxb » 2006/05/12 20:30:07

Actually any additional software installed on publicly available system is security risk in one way or another.
This can be long discussion, but in general This is...:
If you want to use GUI locally there is no "big" problem - all the issues are when you want to use it remotelly.

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